Friendship Day is just around the corner! In Goa, International Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. This day is a celebration of the meaningful bond of friendship, a bond that is created on the foundation of love, compassion, motivation, joy, and interests.
As children, we would eagerly await this day to tie friendship bands on our friends. However, as we grew older, friendship became more than just bands. Now, it is about giving our friends customised gifts to make them feel special and loved. Here are four interesting customised gifting ideas you should consider for this upcoming Friendship Day!
1) Handmade products by Faye D'Souza
We all love cute, customised gifts to give to our loved ones. Then connect with Faye D'Souza on Instagram. She currently runs a small business called "Scissors & Paper" that offers customised pieces, macramé, and gift hamper boxes. If you're looking for something creative, Faye is your go-to girl.
If you are placing an order for a gift hamper, the process tends to be the longest to be made since her work is unique, creative and time-consuming, Macramé products, on the other hand, are made more quickly.
All of the products are handmade and customised, so they are all priced differently. This Friendship Day, ‘Created by Faye’ has introduced macramé keychains with personalised name tags with messages such as "Thank you for always being there." So, this Friendship Day, you know where to go for personalised gifts.
WHERE: @createdbyfay on Instagram
PRICE: ₹150 onward
2) Personalized tote bags by The Art Box
Who doesn't love a handy tote bag? They are convenient and can be carried with any outfit. Riosha Nikita Menezes, the founder of The Art Box, has us covered with some truly adorable personalised tote bags and pouches made from canvas or cotton fabric. What's even better is that you can choose from seven different bag designs, while pouches come in three different styles.
For Friendship Day, The Art Box has some unique combos and customised hampers to choose from. Visit the Instagram page to learn more.
WHERE: @theartbox27 on Instagram
PRICE: ₹350 ONWARDS FOR TOTE BAGS
₹150 ONWARDS FOR POUCHES
3) Health & beauty by Woosah and Kiki
We all have that friend who is obsessed with her skincare routine. So, for those friends, the perfect option is Woosah and Kiki, a venture by Cloris Christabel Fernandes who specialises in customized skincare products. She offers a wide range of products, including facial cleansers, masks, serums, soaps, body scrubs, body oils, massage oils, hair removal powder, hair products, and perfumes under the brand name Woosah and Kiki. All the products are made with natural ingredients and are formulated to make your skin gentle and smooth.
Woosah and Kiki also offer customised gift sets and hampers which can be made available in a week's time. These gift sets can be customised to include the recipient's favourite products, as well as a personalised message. It also offers a limited edition gift set for Friendship Day, which includes all-natural skincare products and a cute friendship day postcards or stickers.
Some of Woosah and Kiki's best-selling products include herbal hair removal powder, British tea rose roll-on perfume, vanilla lueur d'Opulence perfume, vitamin C facial cleanser powder, and lunar love oil aphrodisiac body oil.
If you are looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for your loved one, Woosah and Kiki is the perfect choice. The products are sure to be appreciated by anyone who loves natural skincare.
WHERE: @woosahandkiki on Instagram
PRICE: 150 ONWARDS
4) String art by String a Long
String art is a unique and creative way to show your loved ones how much you care. String a Long is a venture started by Sushmita Vernekar that specialises in customized string art pieces. Sushmita can create abstract designs, portraits, occasion-oriented pieces, and name signs, all made with string art. Each piece takes her 4-5 days to complete, depending on the complexity of the design, and the price of each piece varies depending on the size and complexity of the design.
If you are looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for your loved ones, String a Long is the perfect choice and Sushmita's work is sure to impress and delight.
WHERE: @string.a.long on Instagram
PRICE: ₹650 ONWARDS